Another Boeremag member guilty of treason

Dirk Hanekom is the eleventh Boeremag accused to be found guilty of high treason.

Boeremag accused and their lawyers in the North Gauteng High Court. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN.

PRETORIA - Dirk Hanekom on Monday became the eleventh Boeremag member to be convicted of high treason in the North Gauteng High Court.

Judge Eben Jordaan continued reading his findings against 22 men accused of plotting to overthrow the ANC-led government.

The men face a range of charges, including murder and terrorism.

Jordaan dismissed Hanekom's claims that he was not aware of the coup plot.

The judge said Hanekom played a prominent role in the right-wing group.

Jordaan accepted testimony that Hanekom was regarded as both a general and military commander, as well as second in command to Boeremag leader Tom Vorster.

Hanekom changed his testimony during the trial, which counted against him.

The case will resume on Tuesday.